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The First Folio Comes to New England!

See the First Folio as it travels throughout New England. Click the links below for information about its whereabouts. 

May 9 – 31:   Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Sept 2 – 25:   University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

NEATE Hot Topics

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NEATE's bookshelf: read

3 of 5 stars
The science fiction novel revolves around a school that educates promising young minds in the art of persuasion. These young people become powerful "poets" who are able to manipulate and kill through the power of words. -Sarah L.
The Impossible Knife of Memory
4 of 5 stars
This young adult novel follows the story of a teenager who is coping with a parent who suffers from PTSD. The female character also struggles with her own memories of her past as well as fitting in in a new school. -Sarah L.
Leaving Time
4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the "elephant parts" of the book. Picoult does a great job with research for her novels. I knew the "twist" at the end while reading it and enjoyed seeing it developed. I had a few students who read it independently (w...
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
4 of 5 stars
My quest for more YA literature featuring LGBTQ characters led me to this gem. The story follows Simon as he exchanges flirty emails with the mysterious "Blue" and simultaneously navigates the everyday realities of teen life. Simon is a ...


2016 NEATE Conference

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 New England Association of Teachers of English invites you to attend our 114th fall conference,

Celebrating Authentic Teaching and Learning

October 21st and 22nd at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, Massachusetts   


OCTOBER 21-22, 2016

We are currently accepting applications for workshop proposals! Apply here! Click here for  a PDF copy of the form.

NEATE's annual conference theme, Celebrating Authentic Teaching and Learning, will remind us why we became teachers and celebrate what we do. As educators, we aim to involve students in work that matters: work that not only captivates them, but inspires them to become lifelong learners. We engage students in work that embraces 

choice and interest, has real purposes and audiences, and extends beyond the classroom or school walls. This year's conference will celebrate teachers as learners, and conference sessions will help teachers to continue engaging students in authentic learning experiences each and every day.

Headlining the conference will be two speakers who extend their passion for writing beyond the classroom walls. Friday's luncheon speaker, Rhina P. Espaillat, is a bilingual American poet and translator who has published thirteen books, comprising collections of poetry, essays, short stories and translations. She has collaborated with the founders of the Newburyport Literary Festival, and co-founded the Powow River Poets, a renowned local poetry society, as well as the Fresh Meadows Poets, a group in Queens, New York that has been active since 1986. As a writer, she emphasizes the importance of the relationship between the poet and the invisible reader, and the value of the poet’s knowledge of and attention to the craft that makes the art of poetry possible. As an experienced educator, she brings to her remarks a double perspective, blending teaching and writing.

                                                                                                Saturday's speaker will be Penny Kittle, a K-12 literacy coach who directs new-teacher mentoring for the North Conway, New Hampshire School District. In addition, she teaches writing at Conway’s Kennett High School and in the Summer Literacy Institutes at the University of New Hampshire. Penny is the author and coauthor of numerous books with Heinemann including Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers; Children Want to Write (coauthored with Thomas Newkirk); Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing, which won the 2009 James N. Britton Award from NCTE; The Greatest Catch, and Public Teaching. Penny coauthored two books with Donald H. Graves —Inside Writing and Quick Writes.  Penny Kittle has been named the 2015 Exemplary Leader from the Conference on English Leadership for NCTE.  In 2009, Penny received NCTE's prestigious Britton Award for Write Beside Them.        

Interested in presenting at this year’s conference? We are currently accepting proposals for both Friday and Saturday sessions! Here is the workshop proposal form. Click here for a PDF copy of the form. Interactive sessions that can easily be adapted for classroom use are encouraged! 

Want to get ahead and register for the conference? Click here to access the registration form. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please visit http://neate.org or contact Christina Roy at neateconference@gmail.com.

2015 NEATE Conference

Annual conference for New England Association of Teachers of English.

Posted by New England Association of Teachers of English - NEATE on Saturday, October 31, 2015


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